Help editing imported dxf


#1

I am attempting to create a replica of a family crest for 3D printing. I can create a dxf in Illustrator, but when I import into Sketchup it treats the entire object as a single unit.
I import, then draw a rectangle around the imported image, then:
Edit > Intersect Faces > With Model
but end up with something that looks like the attached screen capture.
I am unable to select the individual components to push/pull.
I’m sure there is a simple solution, but I’m just not familiar enough with Sketchup. My dad’s 90th birthday is next week and I really want to get this replica 3d printed for him. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Illustrator file is also attached.

family_crest.ai (1.3 MB)


#2

How about uploading the SKP file instead?


#3

The .skp or the .dxf would be more useful than the .ai file to those of use that don’t have illustrator.


#4

Attached is skp file.
family_crest.skp (1.9 MB)


#5

Trace edge segments on the interior profile edges. When they go thin, you’ll have them set. Sometimes Intersect Faces will help but it doesn’t seem to in this case.


#6

A second intersect did the trick for me.
Edit: after making planar with vertex tools.

Shep


#7

To add to Dave’
Delete Layer 1 to return all geometry to the default layer.
There are also a couple of tiny edges that you should remove, zoom in on the design and look closely for edges sticking out from corners.


#8

You might want to try this approach …


#9

there are many edges that are too small, one stray line. Here is a case I tried to simpliy, had to sacle up by abt 10^6. Maybe this helps some family_crest_mac1.skp (1.3 MB). Note model is not scaled down.
OPS see a couple areas I missed:joy:


#10

Fixed goof, smoothed some what , scale still at 1^6 family_crest_mac1a.skp (1.3 MB)
Hope this helps


#11

Thank you all so much! I was able to print the model from mac7595 (attached). Will paint this week. Thanks to everyone for your help and insight; you will make an old Japanese man very happy!


#12

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